Sen. Cory Booker, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, CNBC’s host Jim Cramer will now enjoy the benefits of naturally obtained immunity.
As a reminder, last year at this time Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases said that with the vaccines, we would “turn this thing around.”
“I would say 50% would have to get vaccinated before you start to see an impact,” Fauci said. “But I would say 75 to 85% would have to get vaccinated if you want to have that blanket of herd immunity.”
Fauci said if all goes according to plan, by the end of March or beginning of April more vaccines will be available to the general public.
The vaccine is not working as promised. To begin with, Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), both double vaccinated and boosted, have become infected with COVID.
Warren, 72, was the first to announce her diagnosis and said her infection was mild and that she had both vaccine doses as well as her booster shot.
‘I regularly test for COVID & while I tested negative earlier this week, today I tested positive with a breakthrough case,’ the progressive Democrat wrote.
‘Thankfully, I am only experiencing mild symptoms & am grateful for the protection provided against serious illness that comes from being vaccinated & boosted.’
Warren is the ninety-second member of Congress to test positive for coronavirus since the pandemic began, making Booker the ninety-third. Their cases have been mild, but they have COVID and belong to the “surge” projected not to happen.
Furthermore, a noted media member has also contracted COVID despite being a devoted vaccine believer.
CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Monday he’s tested positive for Covid and isolating at home with a mild case.
“I have Covid. I came down with Covid on Thursday night,” Cramer said on “Squawk on the Street.” He added he’s been triple vaccinated: two shots of Moderna and a Moderna booster.
“I know exactly how I got it,” he said. “I was at an event where you had to have PCR [tests].”
“I got it that night from someone who was tested that day,” he said. “The problem is it works so fast. You can’t stop it.
As a reminder, Cramer vented at Americans who have refused to get vaccinated and demanded the White House consider creating a universal vaccine mandate for all people in the United States that the military would run.
“So it’s time to admit that we have to go to war against COVID,” Cramer said on his long-running business program “Mad Money” on Monday. “Require vaccination universally. Have the military run it. If you don’t want to get vaccinated, you better be ready to prove your conscientious objector status in court.”
Meanwhile, vaccinated cruise ship passengers were reported to have tested for the COVID after docking in port.
Forty-four passengers onboard Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas cruise tested positive for COVID-19 after the ship docked in Miami on Saturday.
The cruise line also announced that one of the passengers onboard a prior cruise itinerary had tested positive for the Omicron variant.
‘We were notified by the CDC that a guest onboard our (December) 4th cruise tested positive and it was identified as omicron,’ a spokesperson for Royal Caribbean told USA TODAY on Saturday. ‘They asked us to notify guests on the sailing, the one that ended today, and the current one.’
Meanwhile, a British study reports that the most common symptoms of infection for the new Omicron variant are:
- runny nose
- fatigue (either mild or severe)
- sore throat
As I projected previously, COVID is on a trajectory to join the family of common cold viruses.
I sure hope Booker, Warren, Cramer, 44 passengers, and everyone else infected recovers quickly from what appears to be nasty colds and enjoy their newfound natural immunity…which will likely be more robust than provided by these vaccines.DONATE
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